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Resident Evil 3 Remake art reportedly leaks via PlayStation Store

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Resident Evil 3 Remake. Yeah, we know we covered the potential existence of this title previously, but at that point, we only had secondhand sources to rely on. Now we have what appears to be cover art, which means an announcement for this one could be a lot closer than we think.

The Resident Evil 3 art reportedly leaked onto the PlayStation Store, according to Push Square, and is likely intended for use on the game's official store page. It's a pretty big find; we don't get a lot of video game cover art for titles that haven't been announced yet, so we definitely get the sense a reveal could be imminent. Some have speculated that the remake could be officially unveiled during The Game Awards show, which streams on Dec. 12, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. ET. And Push Square even floated the idea that Project Resistancethe new multiplayer game set in the Resident Evil universe — could come bundled with Resident Evil 3 Remake, based on assets for both titles showing up in the PlayStation Store database at the same time.

We would certainly not be opposed to a Resident Evil double-pack. The last two games were pretty, pretty good.

Hopefully the theories flying around hold up and Capcom decides to spill the beans on Resident Evil 3 Remake next week. There hasn't been a lot in the way of big gaming news, as we're now officially out of the major release season, and many companies appear to be holding back for the next generation. Confirmation of a revamped RE3 would give us something new to look forward to, at least. And hearing about the title from Capcom officially would finally enable us to add it to our list of upcoming video game remakes.

Stay tuned: We have a feeling we're going to hear more about Resident Evil 3 Remake in the near future.

What could change in Resident Evil 3 Remake?

With Resident Evil 3 Remake looking more and more real, we've been asking ourselves: What differences could we see in a more modernized version of the game?

Better visuals, for starters. We know; we're not exactly coming across as prophets with that very bold prediction. But we're very excited about the prospect of a prettier Resident Evil 3, and you should be, too. RE3 was a good looking game when it released, despite being limited by the original PlayStation hardware it launched on. If Capcom can bring the Resident Evil 3 experience into the present day, and make use of the all the power afforded by current platforms, we think this remake could truly be something to behold.

It might even look better than Resident Evil 2 Remake. That would be a feat.

We also expect the Resident Evil 3 Remake to follow the RE2 model by ditching the fixed camera angles and tank controls. Resident Evil 2 Remake felt like a breath of fresh air, and a lot of that had to do with the game's decision to free up the camera. Nothing was lost from the traditional RE2 experience as a result of the change; there were still plenty of scares to be had. And as for those tank controls? In the year 2019, video game tanks rarely use tank controls. There's no reason for a third-person action/adventure game to do so. It makes far more sense to adopt typical third-person controls, just as Resident Evil 2 Remake did with great success.

When might Resident Evil 3 Remake release?

As for when we might get our hands on Resident Evil 3 Remake, well... only Capcom knows at this point.

It was our initial expectation that Project Resistance would arrive sometime in 2020, with other potential Resident Evil projects coming much later on. That was, of course, before word started getting around about the remake of Resident Evil 3. The smoke from those rumors is looking more and more like fire these days, leading us to question just how close we are to the game's release

We're even starting to wonder if that theory about Resident Evil 3 Remake and Project Resistance – the one about them possibly being joined together — could hold some water. After all, would Capcom really throw off its Resident Evil mojo by releasing a multiplayer-only game, especially after the prior two single-player games have done so well?

Perhaps we'll learn the truth during The Game Awards on Dec. 12. Until then, we'll have our eyes peeled and ears to the ground.